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At a Glance

At a Glance

Let River Junkie's caring guides introduce you to the many trails of Danum Valley so that you can get a peek into the the lives of its furry residents and enjoy its many amenities such as stunning sunrise views and natural swimming streams. Stay in a hostel to enjoy a social backpacker atmosphere or opt for an upgrade to stay in the Rest House for more privacy.

Details

3 days 2 nights
Private trip
Up to 16 persons

Activities

Hiking
Forest / Jungle Treks

Suitable For

Backpackers
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

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A short, no-frills hike to Danum Valley led by caring guides is what you’re looking for! Enjoy sunrise views and natural swimming streams before resting at the hostel.

What's included

What's included

  • Danum Valley Field Centre - 4-Person Dorm Room (Shared)
  • Return Transfer from Lahad Datu
  • Meals
  • Coffee, tea & drinking water
  • Entrance fees
  • Nature guide
  • Leech socks
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Lahad Datu 09:30am Details

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Lahad Datu Airport - Danum Valley Field Centre
Lahad Datu Airport - Danum Valley Field Centre

Today you will meet your guide and go on 2 walks in the Borneo Rainforest.

  • 09:30am - Pick-up at Anywhere in Lahad Datu
  • 8.30am: Depart from Lahad Datu Airport, check-in after briefing by DVFC staff
  • 12pm: Lunch, planning DVFC adventures with the attached guide, free time
  • 2pm: Mid-afternoon walk in the area (introduction to the Borneo rainforest)
  • 7pm: Dinner, night walk. You can also choose to do an optional activity of a night drive for an additional cost.
Day 2: Bukit Atur - Ulu Segama River - Danum Valley Field Centre
Bukit Atur - Ulu Segama River - Danum Valley Field Centre

Today you will go on a few treks and watch the sunset at DVFC

  • 6am: Morning trek. You can also choose to do an additional activity of a 4x4 drive to Bukit Atur for sunrise experience for an additional cost.
  • 9am: Return to the centre for breakfast, embark on rainforest trails, free time
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Take a dip at the Ulu Segama river, trek
  • 4pm: Return to the centre to catch the sunset
  • 7pm: Dinner, night walk. You can also choose to do an optional activity of a night drive for an additional cost.
Day 3: Danum Valley Field Centre - Lahad Datu
Danum Valley Field Centre - Lahad Datu

Today you will do one last trek and return to Lahad Datu

  • 8am: Wake up early for more wildlife sighting possibilities.
  • 10am: Return to eating lounge for breakfast, and spend the rest of your morning at leisure
  • 11:30am: Check out
  • 1:30pm: Arrive at Lahad Datu
  • 01:00pm - Drop-off at Anywhere in Lahad Datu

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Meet your guide

Meet your guide

River Junkie

We’re big fans of River Junkie in Sabah. River Junkie have been arranging trips for adventurous travellers around Sabah for many years and are highly reliable and wonderful guides who really take care of their guests. They will be prompt and professional in handling the logistics of the climb.
12 years experience
Community-Based
Litter-Free

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.9 out of 29 helpful reviews
Giusuz
06 Jun 2019
My whole experience with River Junkie Tours was great and I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to climb Mt Kinabalu! The company was very professional from the start. I originally booked the 2D/1N Mt Kinabalu trek with the LPC Via Ferrata. However, the LPC was closed due to maintenance and I was downgraded to the Walk the Torq activity by the park office. River Junkie called personally to apologize for this which I really appreciated (obviously it was not their fault). They also offered me a refund straight away without me having to ask for it (also very appreciated). Effrey was my guide during the activity. He was very professional and friendly. He adapted perfectly to my speed and made sure that I was fine during the whole climb, which made it a very enjoyable experience. Mt Kinabalu itself was beautiful and definitely worth the effort. I do quite a lot of hiking at home, so it was not too hard for me. However, I struggled a little bit with the altitude at the end. The Walk the Torq activity was less challenging than I expected (a bit too easy to be honest). Since I was looking for a challenge, I was a little disappointed by it. But if it's the first time for you climbing a mountain or doing a via ferrata it would definitely be a great experience. To summarize: It was a unique experience, a beautiful mountain, good company and a great company!
nadiajosephine94, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
04 Jun 2019

Booked the mount Kinabalu tour at river junkie. It was well organised and our guide Effrey was super helpfull, friendly and patient, and his English was very good. Would definately recomment!

Madea09
29 May 2019
If you're hiking Mt. Kinabalu with no frills, I highly recommend River Junkie. From hotel pick up, to our climb and back to the hotel, was seamless. Our mountain guide, Effrey was the best! He was not only a guide but became our friend throughout the journey. He was very skillfull and is well experienced. Thanks again!
Mitchel Bullecer
27 May 2019

We were satisfied by the services they provided when we booked for a Mt Kinabalu via Ferata last April 2019.
The transaction was smooth from inquiry to the actual climb.

756cassies, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
15 May 2019
Finished the hike up Mount Kinabalu. Used River Junkies to book the tour. The company responded relatively quickly To my emails. I had to book a few weeks in advance or they wouldn’t have had space in the huts at the top of the mountain. Waiting till last minute is not a good idea. I think the company should specify how hard the hike actually is. Quite a few people I met on the hike, said they were very clueless as to what they should have expected. So I think the information was flawed. The company should be more thorough. The huts were very disappointing. I didn’t expect much, but the beds grossed me out the most. I would personally bring a pillow case because the sheets and pillows never looked like they were ever changed. I also felt like the coffee and tea should be free. Your paying 500€ for the hike, they gave give free hot water. We shouldn’t have to pay for that. Again the hike was quite difficult. But the tours guides, especially Roger, were amazingggg! Roger helped me through the whole thing.

River Junkie Policies

River Junkie Policies

Covid Cancellation Policy (for bookings after 1 Sept 2020)
If you can't travel because of Covid restrictions, you can choose to get a full refund, Seek Sophie credits (no expiry, 110% of trip value) or reschedule your trip at no additional cost. Your choice, no questions asked.
Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
As River Junkie would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

Q
Will I definitely see Orangutans?
A
No, we're afraid not. Danum Valley has very thick rainforest, and wild Orangutans are curious but shy. Even when the Orangutans are around, they might be in their nests high up in the trees or hidden in the foliage. So you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of their red coats, but as with anything to do with wild animals, it is entirely unpredictable!
Q
What should I pack?
A
Basic first aid supplies (e.g. bandaid, ibuprofen, antiseptic and gauze)
Binoculars
Cash (for any alcoholic beverages or souvenirs that you may like to buy)
Comfortable trekking pack
Dry bag
Hat
Head lamp
Mosquito repellent
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Swimwear
Toiletries
Walking shoes
Water bottle
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